So I see tons of posts about NCLEX prep tips... "How to prepare" for the biggest Exam of our lives.
As a SN, I excelled through complete and utter dedication to my notes.You guys don't even wanna know how long it to me to perfect my notes (to my liking). In School, my study habits allowed me to graduate with honors.
However, I was one of the few (if not the only) student in my class who did not include practicing NCLEX style questions as part of their test prep.
I am a repeat NCLE-RN test taker...
My school uses/used Kaplan as part of their program. So when I failed I was fortunate enough for Kaplan to re-enroll me and grant me access to all available online sources.
(*of note: Kaplan really deserves credit and appreciation to their commitment of paying costumers to pass the NCLEX)
The problem or more the frustration I am having right now is in regards to Kaplan's plan for success. After failing, I got in touch with one of Kaplan's "NCLEX Experts." After writing them a long email about my concerns and dedication to my future success on the NCLEX-RN... They simply responded, suggesting that I dedicate myself to ALL of their qbanks and qtrainers.
All of this has lead me to AN. There are TONS of threads recommending to do a TON of NCLEX questions and to study the rationales of both correct and incorrect answers. My prep for my failed NCLEX included a mix of my study habits but primarily Qbanks and Qtrainers 1-5. (Yes, I know I failed to complete QT 6 & 7, and maybe this was my downfall). Regardless, I am not going to dwell on my failure; instead I am trying to move forward and achieve my dream to be a RN.
Sorry this is getting a little long so I'll get to the point. I am going to add a poll to this post. I am curious for all those who passed the nclex... do you feel endless practice with nclex questions lead to your success? If so, did you utilize this method in your nursing school exam prep?